gab

verb
\ˈgab \
gabbed; gabbing

Definition of gab 

(Entry 1 of 3)

intransitive verb

: to talk in a rapid or thoughtless manner : chatter

gab

noun (1)

Definition of gab (Entry 2 of 3)

: talk especially : idle talk

gab

noun (2)

Definition of gab (Entry 3 of 3)

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Other Words from gab

Verb

gabber noun

Examples of gab in a Sentence

Verb

spent the time she should have been working gabbing with friends instead

First Known Use of gab

Verb

1786, in the meaning defined above

Noun (1)

1790, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1939, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gab

Verb

perhaps extracted from gabble, taken as an iterative form

Note: Given the chronological gap and sense divergence, there is no likely relation between this word and Middle English gabben "to speak mockingly, scoff, tell lies," marginally attested in Early Modern English.

Noun (1)

derivative of gab entry 1

Noun (2)

by shortening

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The first known use of gab was in 1786

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gab

verb

English Language Learners Definition of gab

: to talk a lot in an informal way usually about things that are not important or serious

gab

verb
\ˈgab \
gabbed; gabbing

Kids Definition of gab

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to talk in a relaxed way about unimportant things : chat

gab

noun

Kids Definition of gab (Entry 2 of 2)

: talk about unimportant things

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